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the american public to know more about what's going on, nsa is following the law and we have checks and balances. we have the courts. we have both the senate and house intelligence committee. we have the justice department. we have checks and balances here to make sure that nsa does not violate the law in what they're doing and, you know, since these two programs have come into effect, especially the metadata there's not been one incident of the nsa breaking any law
pages long from the fisa court that ruled, that much of what the nsa is doing which is spying on american citizens is both unconstitutional in violation of the fourth amendment and illegal, a violation of the statute. this opinion remains a complete secret. the fisa court has said they have no objection to having it released, but the obama administration insists it has to be secret. both members of congress and
the most basic information about what the nsa is doing and spying on american citizens and what the fisa court has been doing in terms of declaring some of this illegal, some of it legal. remember, we keep hearing that there's all kinds of robust oversight by congress and we need not worry and yet these members of congress, one who is
the nsa breaking any law whatsoever but we can do better. i have to educate my caucus more, the democratic caucus and we're trying to declassify as much as we can. we -- >> representative king, i want a very quick response from you, if you will. thank you, representative ruppersberger. >> okay, fine. >> just a quick response. >> over the last several weeks general alexander, all these top people have come in and subjected themselves to questioning from any member of congress at all including those most critical and found those who are most critical publicly
getting it and they've said and other members have said that they are forced to learn about what the nsa is doing from what they're reading in our reporting. >> and when you say they're being blocked, how are they being blocked? people are refusing to give it to them in congress? >> correct. i think the most amazing thing, one of the most amazing things in this whole episode, martha, is that there is a 2011 opinion,
to embassies or consulates. >> very frightening, jon, and thank you to you. >>> and while the nsa helped uncover this latest terror threat, there are also new revelations this morning in the controversy over its secret surveillance programs. glenn greenwald from "the guardian" newspaper has been at the center of all this breaking the story with his interview with edward snowden, and he joins us now from brazil. good morning, glenn. you're reporting there are new frustrations, frustrations in congress about being thwarted in attempts to exercise oversight. what does that mean, and who is stopping them? >> members of congress, members from both political parties actually came to us and showed us all kinds of letters and e-mails that they've been exchanging in which they're trying to get the most basic information about what the nsa is doing and spying on american citizens and what the fisa court has been doing in terms of declaring some of this illegal, some of it legal. remember, we keep hearing that there's all kinds of robust oversight by congress and we need not worry and yet these mem
is on the move. the n.s.a. leaker has finally left the moscow airport and granted asylum. >> big changes in drugstores: controversial contraception >> new this morning, n.s.a. leaker edward snowden has live the moscow airport after being granted temporary asylum in russia. here is a picture of his new passport. it says he is allowed to stay in russia for a year through next july. he has been camped out in moscow airport for seven weeks since arriving from monday -- monday congress after releasing classified details about the n.s.a. security system. >> southwest is charge $200,000 for bad practices promoting $100 or less flight for february but did not have enough seats available in a number of cities and they advertised $66 when way fare in march but did not have any seats available at that price. the department says southwest engaged in unfair and deceptive practices in both cases. the airline has not yet responded. >> proof that a big controversy can boost business. rolling stone issue of boston marathon bombing boston sold twice as many copies as usual according to industry publicatio
house was trying to show transparency, declassifying documents about once secret nsa spying. that was immediately trumped by even more revelations of spying and an uncomfortable moment for the head of the national security agency. while national security secrets were leaking all over washington, general keith alexander was at a las vegas hackers convention facing down hecklers. >> we stand for freedom. >> reporter: the heckler took issue with that statement but the director fired back, saying congressional investigators have found no illegal activity by the nsa. >> that's not bull. those are facts. >> reporter: but today brought another blockbuster revelation, a still top secret nsa program leaked by edward snowden to a british newspaper that it says allows u.s. analysts to snoop on, quote, nearly everything a user does on the internet in real time. the guardian story provides a 32-page training guide, showing how the so called x key score program works, sucking up data from 150 sites around the world that can show phone calls, e-mails being written, sites being visited, wor
after former nsa contractor. a major internet hardware company is laying off 4,000 employees. david louie joins us now with details how he is speen yauj is going to cut workers. david? >> those 4,000 layoffs represent about 5% of the global work force. many of those 4,000 point the finger of blame at edward snowden. >> now, they've been+'n getting banned with a lot of countries and i think they're anticipating a major fall out. >> the tech analyst is battling a perception they might have secret codes embedded to allow nsa to spy overseas that. can impact sales fueled by revelations by former nsa contractor snow den. >> when there are rumors of china doing the same thing, congress banned to do the same thing sort of blocking sales now nsa has been found to do this. >> this with economic weakness could be why they weren't allowed to meet expectations reporting higher profits today but with future growth projected 2% lower, cisco stock price dropped 10% in after hours trading. cisco has almost 17,500 employees global head count is 75,000. the company has a history of layoffs added 7500
classified information about the n.s.a.'s surveillance program. he was at the russian airport, the now airport but we are getting this breaking news that the former spy agency contractor has now got were the paperwork necessary to leave the airport and get the temporary one year asylum in russia. >> we are will getting our first look at the fix for broken bolts on the new east were span of the bay bridge. crews are rating to get the repair project done. abc7 news reporter katie marzullo is in the newsroom. katie? >> we were able to go inside the machine shop where the parts are being fabricated. look at these models, helping you see the fix. the saddle is in purple on the broken rods and steel is threaded through the layers of the saddle and pulled type to clamp the rod. look at the manufacturing. you can so a 3" steel slab rolled into a u shape and another machine is carving out the trough the tendons written through. the engineers explains the process. >> it is tight with a lost stretch and you want to relax it. so what you do is put if this fixture, heat it up, relieve the stress. >
>> live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> breaking news at 6:00. n.s.a. leaker, edward snowden, leaves the moscow airport. his lawyer reveals his new location. >> only four days until a second possible bart strategic. today's union employees will try to rally support from the public. >> in ohio, the man who held three women captive for a decade in cleveland will learn his fate from a judge, with sentencing for ariel castro in minutes. >> thanks for joining us. >> it is looking different this morning. >> the extra sunshine from yesterday spilled over the clearness overnight with clouds just now coming back. why think they will hang around along. it is dry this morning. no drizzle. no mist. our day planner around the bay, clouds are gathering and temperatures are holding in the low-to-mid 50's. we will be in the low to mid-60's by noon and cleaner air today with blue in the sky rather than the haze and 70. low-to-mid 60's in the evening. next it will hours inland, temperatures are 56 but there are areas in the north bay in the 40's with temperature around 70 at no
, the reason the n.s.a. secret surveillance program could be big we than first shot. >> stunning sculpture unearthed earth that is almost 1,500 >> covering fremont, palo alto, north bay and all bay area, this is abc7 news. >> we want to give you another look at the fire that is burning out of control in southern california. look at this, flames have scorched 6,000 acres. zero percent contained. new we evacuations have been ordered and 1,500 are out their home and a dozen structures are destroyed. the secret government surveillance program exposed by n.s.a. leaker edward snowden could be more broad than thought. today's "new york times" reports the n.s.a. is searching e-mails and text messages for those who mentionness about phoneers under surveillance. they thought the n.s.a. only looked for people in direct contact with phoneers unsurveillance. the n.s.a. is not directing the new report but a spokesman tells "new york times" this is lawful and only meant to gather information about foreigners, not americans. >> the navy is announcing the nuclear submarine damaged by fire a year ago will n
at the nsa why the president says whistle blower edward snowden is not the reason behind the overhaul.  battle over civil rights over seas. one lawmaker wants to keep california investments out of russia. >> a man behind a bizarre >>> president obama says he's encouraging vladimir putin to think forward instead of backward as they try to improve strained relations between the two countries also today obama pledged more oversight at the national security agency's surveillance programs. abc 7 news has more from washington, d.c. on today's white house news conference. >> out of the gate the president announced a series of reforms for the controversial nsa surveillance program. >> we can and must be more transparent. >> that includes a civil liberties officer at nsa, a new commission to review intelligence programs and coordination with congress to review program collects telephone records. >> it's not enough for me as president to have confidence in the programs. the american people need to have confidence nem as well. >> the president insisted change woz have taken place even if edward
warring groups. >> new allegations about nsa spying program. is the agency breaking its own rules? what one lawmaker from the bay area says needs to be done. pages of vogue what. she's telling the fashion >>> there has been blood shed in streets of cairo and other cities today with at least 60 people killed in fighting nationwide. supporters of ousted president mohammed morsi took to the streets in what was called a friday of anger clashing with counter demonstrators. night fell in egypt. the crowd dispersed when a massive fire still burned in downtown cairo. today, to yous of demonstrators took to the streets a response to violence that killed hundreds. egyptian military responded with a show of force, tanks lined up in the coastal city and in cairo's tahrir square. security forces used live ammunition to contain crowds. the obama administration is keeping an eye on the situation the u.s. is heavily invested there. ñ every year set aside for egypt. yesterday, president obama says violence must stop. >> jipgs people deserve better than what we've seen over the last several days. >> a w
a thing. >> absolutely. the other big national security story, the nsa and surveillance programs. yet more revelations just this past week. wall street journal reporting it covers 75% of all internet traffic in the united states. cokie, my question to you, the public has been supportive of these programs, but these drip, drip, drip revelations, are we going to reach a tipping point? >> doesn't look like it at the moment. i think, you know, we're going to have senator feinstein is going to hold hearings when congress is back in session. and there will be a libertarian and liberal coalition of people saying we've got to stop this. but i would be very, very surprised if congress actually does anything about this. >> well, the first thing they should do is have a little bit more oversight. when you see the pfizer court and others talking about violations, that's a problem. and the president and the administration needs to get ahead of this dripping and leaking because more is being revealed every day. >> when the president came out and announced he was going to do some reforms and review all o
exposed by n.s.a. leaker edward snowden and it is much more broad than first thought. >> google and football could make a play to be part of the >> covering cupertino, wine country and all bay area this is abc7 news. >> taking a look from our mount tamalpais camera, a beautiful wednesday morning. mike nuclear -- mike nicco will have the latest the. >> bo biden has been admitted to a cancer center in houston, he has a mass on his brain he was hospitalized after feeling weak on a long drive to indiana after being treated at hospitals in chicago and philadelphia, the 44-year-old biden unwent tests in houston and suffered a mild stroke in 2010. >> new this morning the federal government is working on a new surveillance camera system that would automatically be able to identify people by their faces. "new york times" today reports that the department of homeland security is testing the project called biometric optical surveillance system that is reportedly not ready for use but critics are sounding an alarm saying rules need to be set on how the new technology will be used. >> also,
agencies. >> heckled by hackers and how nsa director responded today oo. also, scandal at city hall what. is behind resignation two city officials and why many tried to keep it quiet. >> george zimmerman back in trouble with the law what. he >>> city attorney of walnut creek says he resigned because he was being pressured to drop a child abuse investigation. one top assistant has stepped down. abc news tells us the city council is now ducking for cover. every member refused our request today. they don't want to talk about the resignation of city attorney brian winter, winter declined a request as did his assistant katie wixinski we know their leaving is tied into the investigation of child sex abuse charges leveled against an employer of lesher center for the arts charjsed with two felonies connected to text and facebook messages sent to teen-aged girls. four city employees were put on administrative leave while police and the city attorney looked into who knew about suspected abuse. in this e mail, the city attorney wrote he was pressured to drop the investigation when it appeared it wo
putin. it was to be next month. he did it right after russia gave nsa leaker edward snowden asylum and tonight two of the most powerful leaders on the planet are shadow boxing as the world watches. here's abc's white house correspondent jonathan karl. >> reporter: the last time these two got together the body language spoke louder than their words, sometimes grimacing, never agreeing on much of anything. now a new low, not just for putin and obama, but for russia and the u.s. for the first time since the cold war, a u.s. president is cancelling a publicly announced meeting in russia. it's not just putin's decision to grant asylum to fugitive nsa leaker edward snowden. he has also defied the u.s. by selling heavy weapons to the syrian government as its accused of slaughtering its own people. the president vented about it last night with jay leno. >> there have been times where they slipped back into cold war thinking and a cold war mentality. what i say to president putin is, that's the past. >> putin seems to be like one of those old school kgb guys. >> he headed up the kgb. >> rep
programs revealed by fugitive nsa leaker, edward snowden, including putting a new civil liberties officer at the nsa. and promising to reveal more about the once-secret programs. >> we can and must be more transparent. >> reporter: but not when it comes to drone strikes. in a response to the latest global terror threat, the u.s. has carried out at least six drone attacks in yemen over the past two weeks. in the interest of transparency, can you tell us about these drone strikes that we've seen over the last couple of weeks in yemen? >> i'm not going to discuss specific operations that have taken place. >> so you won't even confirm that we've carried out drone strikes in yemen? >> i will not have a discussion about operational issues. >> reporter: the spy program reforms the president announced today would almost certainly not have happened if it weren't for the leaks of edward snowden. some are calling snowden a hero for that today. the president said he's a lawbreaker, not a patriot. we also have some breaking news just in about the fwloebglobal threat. 18 of the 19 embassies and consula
, the father of nsa leaker wed ward snowden is speaking out, telling abc news that his son is not a traitor. and though snowden says he believes in the american justice system, he does not think his son would get a fair trial if he returns from russia. abc's susan saulny in washington tonight. >> as a father, i want my son to come home. >> reporter: today, in an exclusive interview with abc's george stephanopoulos, lon snowden, father of fugitive nsa leaker edward snowden, said plans have been made to reunite in russia. >> you're going to moscow? >> reporter: bruce fein is the family's lawyer and says it will happen very soon. >> we have visas, we have a date which we won't disclose right now because of the frenzy. >> reporter: the purpose of the trip? to come up with a criminal defense against charges of espionage. >> what i would like is for this to be vetted in open court for the american people to have all the facts. >> reporter: but the elder snowden is not convinced his son could get a fair trial. >> when you consider many of the statements made by our leaders, they have poisoned the
that tlebl that the nsa surveillance programs helped track this emerging threat. the president announced some reforms on friday in those programs. and had tough words for the nsa leaker edward snowden, said he was not a patriot. take a look. >> mr. snowden's been charged with three felonies. if he believes what he did was right, then like every american citizen, he can come here, appear before the court with a lawyer, and make his case. >> so, what have you been able to learn about what u.s. officials are trying to do to get snowden right now? >> some officials i've talked to wish that a deal could be struck to bring him back to the u.s. make no mistake. one official said he has done irrefutable damage. the more the terrorists know how we can monitor them, the less we will be able to. that's the single most important asset we have. some officials say we don't know all of what he has, we don't want him in the hands of the russians. whatever message it would send, he's gotten the president of the united states to make some changes. but the justice department has given no indication a deal is in
to edward snowden the man who leaked classified n.s.a. documents. the white house says that president obama still plans to attend the group of 20 economic countries, world economic leaders but does not have plans it meet with putin one-on-one. >> now, to an abc7 news exclusive, the only survivor of the arizona wildfire that killed 19 firefighters in june is speaking out for the first time. the 21-year-old was seven as a lookout for the hot shot team. at first he said the fire northwest of phoenix seemed like nothing out of the ordinary but the winds that were driving the fire away from the hot shots, shifted dramatickedly and started moving toward the seem. he asked himself a million times the same questions. >> why am i sitting here? why isn't someone else? why aren't they with he? >> do you think yourself as a hero. >> i look at a hero as someone who who laid their life down. >> he says the only reason he survived the wildfire is because his captain assigned him as the lookout that day. >> meteorologist mike nicco is on the roof with the forecast. mike? >> good morning, from the abc7 news
granted asylum to n.s.a. leaker edward snowden. he could face questions of the terror threat that led to a global travel warning. he will depart for eight day vacation with the first family at martha's vineyard. we will carry the news conference hive in a special report starting around noon. >> thousands of music fans are pouring into golden gate park to kickoff the first day of the music festival including paul mccartney headlines and 9" nails and features outstanding food and wine. the tickets are all sold out. >> if you are headed into the city you will have a lot of company because it starts at noon at golden gate park and thousands of 49er fans will descend on candlestick park with the giants playing the baltimore orioles at 1:05 and the south america's cup semi finals are at the embarcadero. everyone is urged to leave cars at home and take mass transit. >> for all the evens, if you are looking for warm weather, it will not happen. >> bundle up. especially this evening. it will be cool rapidly. everyone, take a look at show you what is going on, we will try to have a forecast for
protecting americans safety and their privacy. >> i zront an interest and people of the nsa zront an interest in doing anything other than making sure that where we can prevent a terrorist attack, where we can get information information ahead of time we're able to carry out that critical task. >> mr. obama addressed russia's decision to grant temporary asylum. the president says it's time for president putin to think forward instead of backward. >> through no fault of their own some high school students forced to take advanced placement exams for the second time in three months. a board ruled results were 224 students at mills high were invalid. the board says the students were sitting too close to one another. officials filed a lawsuit to allow the first results to stanld. several said they didn't feel they did as well the second time. >> skb sturd yents at 250 state schools used social media to post pictures taken during the exam. including test questions and answers at 16 of the schools. one high school including lowell high school. abc 7 news nannette miranda takes a look tonight at the
are costing the united states big money and what the president wants did do. >> n.s.a. whistleblower edward snowden's father thinks his son is a hero and why he says he will not get a fair trial in the united states. but, first, the america's money report. >> good morning. topping america's money, all eyes are on wall street as nervous investors return after the market posted the worst week since june. it dropped 1.5 percent. a study shows 40 percent of people in their early to late 20's prefer stronger beer with sales down for lite beer in the united states but manufactureers blame bad spring weather and the sluggish economy. the smart ones in the family get more of their parents' attention and were more likely to enroll high performing kids in extra activities. science fiction and fantasy beat out romance and an nation this weekend at the box office, and "elysium" beat out "we're the millers" and the disney spinoff >> covering daly city, dublin, los gatos and all the bay area, this is abc7 news. a report from the white house is calling for increased spending to improve the nation's electr
company is splashing about 4,000 jobs. sisco is battling a perception the servers allow the nsa to spy overseas because of the edward snowden whistle-blower scandal. they say that will impact sales. it is unknown how many layoffs will affect the san jose headquarters. >>> facebook is making new changes. it is now trying to be a bit more celebrity friendly. the menlo park social networking site will unveil new vip features that lets stars in ter act with their fans easily. they are trying to match twitter. >>> one man turned in money he found and did the right thing. they found the envelope outside vie sale yaw's dmv office and he didn't theng about keeping it. >> it wasn't mean and i felt like it was somebody's life saving and somebody in desperate need of it. it is back in the hands of who had it and i didn't want it to go to anybody else's hands. >> good guy. the rightful owners claimed the cash the next day. his decision is more admirable considering he and his wife could have used the money. the couple live off a single disability check each month. good man. did the right thing. >>
of the workforce cisco is battling a perception they allowed the n.s.a. to spy overseas because of the edward snowden whistleblower scandal and analysts say that will impact sales. it is unknown how many will affect headquarters. >> ikea is recalling two children's beds including the critter model bed and singular bed. contact ikea for a free repair kit. but there is a risk with a broken rod. we have more information on abc7news.com. >> a new report shows that the cot of raising a child is chiming at a rate many families cannot keep up with. the department agriculture has crunched the numbers and if you had a baby last year, it will cost you $241,000 to raise him or her for 17 years. not including check. that is a 3 percent increase from 2011. at the same time, wages are not keeping up, and the median annual household income has fallen $4,000 since 2000. for the age and money. >> good hung with that. >> you love days like this if you have a solar panel. we have a perfect day full of sunshine away from the coast where you will see a little bit of sunshine, maybe not so much as yesterday with l
an n.s.a. leaker edward snowden's journey any to asylum. a respected russian newspaper said he spent two days in the russian consulate in hong kong before trying to get to latin america and flew to now in june and then plans to go to cuba and bolivia. if that is true it suggests greater russian involvement in his efforts to escape american justice than the russian government has acknowledged. >> next, a tasty treat that is the air force's new target on illegal drugs. >> president's testimony just released, ford talking about the woman who try today assassinate him in sacramento. >> deal apple could be about to >> good morning to you, a look from our sutro camera to the beautiful lights of san francisco and the bay bridge. you know, if you look just at the top of your screen you can see the lights on at the eastern span of the bay bridge and it will be attached to the system with closures coming up. >> apple could pay you for your old phone. a tech website quotes sources saying that the company is going to launch a trade in program allowing owners of older iphones to upgrade to newer
to determine the fate of a woman clinging to a tree during friday night's mudslide. >>> the father of nsa leak erred ward snowden is planning on visiting his son in russia. he says snowden is not a traitor, and although he believes in the american justice sis stim he is not -- system he is not sure he wants him to stand trial. >> as a father i want my son to come home. >> today in an exclusive interview with abc's george steph knop police, the father of nsa leak erred ward snowden says plans have been made to reunite in russia. bruce fein is the family's lawyer and says it will happen very soon. >> we have visas and we have a date that we won't disclose right now. >> the purpose of the trip is to come up with a criminal defense against charges of espionage. >> what i would like is for this to be vetted in soap court for the american people to have all of the facts. >> but the elder snowden is not convinced his son could get a fair trial. >> when you consider many of the statements made by our leaders they have poisoned the well so to speak in terms of a potential jury pool. >> just friday pres
. >>> the father of nsa leak erred ward snowden is planning on visiting his son in russia. he says snowden is not a traitor, and although he believes in the american justice sis stim he is not -- system he is not sure he wants him to stand trial. >> as a father i want my son to come home. >> today in an exclusive interview with abc's george steph knop police, the father of nsa leak erred ward snowden says plans have been made to reunite in russia. bruce fein is the family's lawyer and says it will happen very soon. >> we have visas and we have a date that we won't disclose right now. >> the purpose of the trip is to come up with a criminal defense against charges of espionage. >> what i would like is for this to be vetted in soap court for the american people to have all of the facts. >> but the elder snowden is not convinced his son could get a fair trial. >> when you consider many of the statements made by our leaders they have poisoned the well so to speak in terms of a potential jury pool. >> just friday president obama had this to say. >> no, i don't think mr. snowden was a patriot. t
. >>> president obama meets with congressional leaders at the white house today to discuss the nsa surveillance programs. the agency is acknowledging the existence of a program that allows the u.s. to snoop on nearly everything an internet user does in realtime. >>> a man sleepwalking apparently had a bad dream at the same time and shot himself in the knee. the man says when he woke up the gun went off. no charges expected. those are some of our top stories on this thursday, august 1st. >> from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. >>> that is one dangerous sleepwalker. >> yeah, if you're going to sleepwalk, lock up the gun. >> very good advice. >> thursday, throwback thursday. >> we've got good stuff going on throwback thursday. first, cars. >> talk all about cars and our first jalopies. >> pictures of them, too. >> yes, we do. >> that's all right. >> you got to start somewhere. >> you've got to start somewhere. >> i'm still driving one. >> you're not driving your first jalopy. >> no, a new jalopy. >> as long as it's not your first jalopy. we're good. all right.
lawmaker says he will ask police to explain why the partner of a journalist who received leaks from nsa leaker edward snowden was detained for nearly nine hours at london's heathrow airport. this is a photo of "guardian" reporter glenn greenwald on the right and david miranda next to him. miranda said he was traveling home to brazil when he was stopped by officers under the terrorism act. they confiscated his cell phone and laptop. greenwald calls it an attack on journalist. he has written about nsa programs based on files from edward snowden, who is now residing in russia. >>> facebook is refusing to give a reward to a hacker. the white-hat hacker, actually wrote on mark zuckerberg's wall about it, explaining the failure of facebook's security team to do anything about the bug he reported which forced him to do so. facebook offers rewards for anyone who finds significant vulnerabilities, but they say he posted on timelines of multiple users without their consent and that's a violation of facebook rules. >>> your iphone might be a major energy guzzler. a new study says iphones born thro
, the newspaper that broke the nsa surveillance program took to keep sensitive documents from chinese spies. >>> plus, the new furry addition to the obama white house. first here's this morning's "tech bytes." >> in today's "tech bytes," apple is looking to strike gold with its new iphone. several tech news websites are reporting the new iphone set to be announced september soth will come in white, black and gold. >>> and samsung is coming out with something big, and we mean big. the galaxy mega is a smartphone that doubles as a tablet with a screen with 6.3 inches. the professional networking site launched university pages to help students connect with schools. the site also lowered the minimum joining age to 14 so students can start sizing up colleges in their freshman year of high school >>> 5:14. welcome back. the man who died in a shootout with the fbi after kidnapping a 16-year-old girl and murdering her mother and brother was named a member of the victim's family as his life insurance beneficiary. james dimaggio left $112,000 to the grandmother of hannah anderson. authorities think t
their concerns about how the nsa goes about its business. the secret was revealed yesterday, the existence of a program that allowed the u.s. government to snoop on everything a user does. >>> the troops were in the middle of training exercises at ft. carson when the bad weather moved in. the lightning struck as they were trying to move to shelter. military officials say it didn't take a direct hit. but one soldier was critically injured. five of them are already out of the hospital. >>> bad news for folks in colorado. some storms on the way there. thunderstorms in the rockies, as well as across the nation's middle. some of them will be severe. rain up and down the entire east coast. completely clear for the west coast. >> temperatures will be pleasant in the low to mid-80s. all-80s from florida to new england. once again, lovely in the low 80s across the great lakes. >>> it's not just about the pins anymore. the wildly popular website pinterest is about to roll out something brand-new. >>> george zimmerman resurfacing. the man acquitted of killing trayvon martin, stopped from speeding far
? >> devin dwyer in washington. thank you. >>> also overseas, former nsa whistleblower edward snowden has finally left the airport in moscow where he's been holed up for more than a month. he's been granted one-year asylum by russia. he evades u.s. espionage charges. the white house is threatening that president obama may decline president putin's invitation for an upcoming summit meeting at the kremlin. >>> here at home, a stunning sentence has been handed down in cleveland to ariel castro. that sentencing hearing wasn't without a few surprises. abc's alex perez was there. >> reporter: she was his first victim. and during 11 long years of abuse and torture. but michelle knight stood tall, hugged those around her and faced down the man who held her captive. >> days turned into nights. nights turned into days. years turned into eternity. he told me that my family didn't care. >> reporter: knight was 20 years old when castro lured her in with promises of a puppy for her son. aman, 16 when she was abducted. today, she's 27. gina dejesus, just 14 when the ordeal began. now, 23. >> gina was my
is furious about the kremlin's support for the nsa leaker. >> there is an alleged law breaker in their country well. evaluate it and tried to work with them, they didn't do that with use analysts say the white house calculated it wasn't worth the criticism the president was facing at home. political rush coming from republicans and democrat autos russia stabbed us in the back. >> the president and president putin have not always had a warm relationship. >> truth is that when we have meetings we can have blunt exchanges and animated exchanges. >> russian officials say they're disappointed the meeting is off but the invitation is still on the table. it looks like they shouldn't hold breath for an rsvp of yes. >> there have been no signs that we're going make progress on more retractable issues the obama administration cares about. >> officials said snowden's asylum increased tensions between the two nake nations, snubbing president putin will likely make it worse. >> a warning today about a crime taking place all over the country. it's being caught on video. take a look. you can
on the controversial nsa data sweep. on that he promised more accountability and a quote, put the whole elephant out there. owe that is first in this conference he talk td about edward snow den's admitted leak autos given the history after bus, it's right to ask questions about surveillance. particularly as technology is reshaping every aspect of our lives. >> it's not enough for me as president so far confidence in the programsful american people need to have confidence in them as well. >> the president outlined four new steps to ensure programs won't be used to spy on americans. among them to work with congress to reform section of the patriot act dealing with collecting telephone records and more transparency. snowden is believed to be a factor in the new chill between the us us and russia. but the president explained why he cancelled a one on winetd with president putin saying the u.s. and russia were not make prog gres on a host of issue autos i've encouraged mr. putin to think forward with mixed success. >> the president spoke about the recent u.s. embassy closings throughout the middle east a
contributed to his actions. >>> and nsa leaker edward snowden has apparently had a conversation with his father who is still here in the u.s. the father and son chatted online, marking the first time they've had direct contact since snowden left the country. he says he plans to visit his son in russia as soon as he can get a visa. >>> former illinois congressman jesse jackson jr. has been sentenced to 30 months behind bars for misusing campaign funds. jackson's wife, who was the campaign manager, got a year in jail for filing false tax returns. because they have young children, she'll serve that sentence after jackson completes his. >>> the military is about to begin offering benefits to same-sex spouses. the health care, housing and other benefits will be provided by september 3rd to same-sex spouses service members. personnel in a gay relationship that is stationed in a state that does not permit them to marry, will be allowed to take leave to travel to a state where they can marry legally. >>> a new design for the $100 bill will be released in october. the bills failed an inspection b
a perception the servers allow the nsa to spy overseas because of the edward snowden whistle-blower scandal. they say that will impact sales. it is unknown how many layoffs will affect the san jose headquarters. >>> facebook is making new changes. it is now trying to be a bit more celebrity friendly. the menlo park social networking site will unveil new vip features that lets stars in ter act with their fans easily. they are trying to match twitter. >>> one man turned in money he found and did the right thing. they found the envelope outside vie sale yaw's dmv office and he didn't theng about keeping it. >> it wasn't mean and i felt like it was somebody's life saving and somebody in desperate need of it. it is back in the hands of who had it and i didn't want it to go to anybody else's hands. >> good guy. the rightful owners claimed the cash the next day. his decision is more admirable considering he and his wife could have used the money. the couple live off a single disability check each month. good man. did the right thing. >>> let's talk about the weather forecast. it is warming up stil
-terrorism powers to detain the partner of a journalist with close links to nsa leak eer edward snowden. now, the parter of glenn greenwald was held for nine hours. greenwald called it a profound escalation of their attacks on the news gathering process and journalism. >>> from egypt, the government says suspected militants have killed 24 policemen in northern sinai. this comes just after the country's military leader warned against further violence. abc's muhammad lila reports from cairo. >> reporter: it's a ski divided by neighborhoods. here supporters of the muslim brotherhood. there armed vigilantes against it. with the country on edge, christians who make up about 15% of the population nervously made their way to sunday service. even the country's priceless antiquities haven't been spared. at one of egypt's museums shattered class, priceless sarcophaguses destroyed. all of this as the obama administration struggles with how to respond. on "this week with george stephanopoulos," growing bipartisan opposition to continuing u.s. aid. >> i think the actions of the last week will no doubt ca
, in prison instead. >>> back at home to an american who shared secrets before edward snowden and the nsa. bradley manning was the army private who leaked the top secret documents, just sentenced to 35 years behind bars this week, tonight revealing he wants to live behind bars as a woman. the american military responding to that request. here's abc's senior national correspondent jim avila now. >> reporter: bradley manning had one more secret to tell, the small statured man in the army greens is actually a woman inside. those pictures of him cross dressing shown at trial were real and not a defense tactic. in a letter released today, manning wrote, "as i transition into this next phase of my life, i want everyone to know the real me. i am chelsea manning. i am a female." manning wants to be called "she" and begin the transformation immediately. "given the way that i feel and have felt since childhood, i want to begin hormone therapy as soon as possible." that may be difficult because at fort leavenworth where he's to serve a 35-year sentence for releasing 700,000 documents to wikileaks, t
inside that building. so far, none have been build. >>> and new details this morning show the nsa surveillance reach is far deeper than we originally thought. "the wall street journal" reporting that the nsa can reach nearly 75% of all internet traffic, including phone calls. and while it's supposed to target foreigners, it sometimes retains e-mails sent among u.s. citizens. >>> new this morning, a flight attendant traine, has arrested for flying in bomb threats. he's set to plea guilty next week. he's not linked to any terrorist network. >>> three oklahoma city teenagers are in custody formally charged with the murder of a popular college baseball player. two of them ages 16-year-old and 17-year-old. police say they shot 22-year-old australian christopher lane out of boredom >>> and a michigan man is lucky to have survived this. watch that. his truck goes airborne, over the guardrail at 70 miles per hour. the driver lost control, apparently because of a medical condition. he was injured, but he is expected to make a full recovery. >>> the anchor was reading the news when her daug
tell use that other american interests could be targets, too. >> new details, now, on n.s.a. leaker edward snowden. russia has granted the 30 year old american temporary asylum, and now his father is reacting to that news. he spoke to cnn's anderson cooper. >> i was surprised. i was thankful. it was a goo d-day. one more step of many. >> he said he believes his sons cannot get a fair trial in the united states. >> now we will check in on the forecast, obviously, a gray start. >> the fog is coming down. so far we do not have issues at sfo so those are a couple areas we are watching. this could be just a touch of drizzle along the coast with a cloud deck thicker than this time yesterday with the clouds late arriving to the bay but filling in as we speak and you can see them making for not hazy but murky filtered sunrise. now, what will happen today, warmer highs this afternoon, and we made it to friday and we made it to the warmer temperatures. more clouds in the overnight hours that could shake a few degrees off the highs with a steady weather pattern the next seven days. we will tal
, it will probably make their team weaker. >> reporter: and using domestic harmony as an analogy for the nsa's spying program. how americans should trust but verify. >> if i tell michelle that i did the dishes, now, granted, in the white house i don't do the dishes that much. but back in the day. and she's a little skeptical. i'd like her to trust me. but maybe i need to bring her back and show her the dishes. >> reporter: president obama came into the east room of the white house to talk about america's surveillance system. but he also came armed with a set of awkward anecdotes and mixed metaphors. it was a presidential play-by-play, off-the-cuff remarks, in real-time. and he didn't take it easy, even on himself. >> there's going to be glitches. no doubt about it. that's true, by the way, of a car company rolling out a new car. it's true of apple rolling out the new ipad. >> reporter: before the hour was up, he even asked a question of his own, to a "wall street journal" reporter, on the birth of her son. >> and, carol, congratulations on hudson. do you have pictures? >> reporter: now, there were se
memorial. >> the father of nsa leaker, edward snowden speaking out for the first time since his son gave up surveillance programs. in an exclusive interview with abc's george stephanopoulos yesterday, lon snowden wants his son edward to come home but is unsure edward could get a fair trial in the u.s. courts because he said politicians have poisoned the well of perspective -- prospective jurors. >> where my son chooses to live the rest of his life is going to be his decision. what i would like at some point in time for him to be able to come back to the u.s. whether he will live the rest of his life here or not. face this. and i believe the truth will shine through. >> snowden and attorneys have secured visas to travel to russia to meet with edward snowden. they didn't say exactly when for security reasons. neither has spoken directly to edward snowden since he fled the u.s. >> it is back to business this morning for many of the two dozen u.s. embassies and consulates shuttered by tear -- terror alert last week. mostly across the middle east. but the doors to the embassy remain locked in ye
is slashing 4,000 jobs, 5 percent of the workforce. cisco is battling a perception they allowed the n.s.a. to spy overseas because of the edward snowden whistleblower scandal which will impact sales and it is not cheer how many of the layoffs will affect the san jose headquarters. >> there will be spraying after more mosquitoes tested positive for west nile with fogging underway tonight at 11:00. crews will spray the zones that will take several hours to complete. >> time for a look at the weather, the outdoor conditions. mike? >> you can see from emeryville what we are dealing with are low clouds and as we switch sources you can see from the exploritorium the clouds are covering the bay and notice they are lower this morning. it is more humid out there, the many layer is compressed and it is really low so you may drive into some mist this morning, and if we see any drizzle it will be more likely tomorrow but it could be a misty drive if you drive up above 500' this morning. now, what is going on as far as our high and the average we are going to be warmer-than-average by three degrees in
,000 jobs which is 5 percent the works for. they are battling perception that the servers allowed n.s.a. to spy overseas because of the edward snowden whistleblower scandal. tech analysts say that will likely impact sales. it is not known how many will be affected in san jose headquarters. >> investors will watch apple to see if they can close above $500 a share. they closed yesterday at $498 but crossed the $500 mark early in the day. apple storm is on a roll after tweets from carl icahn calling the company "under valued." he bought a sizable chunk of the shares. mike? >> it is bullish and that is another reason why it is going up. he helped it get bullish. would you stop dancing, joey? joey! >> he owns a little bit of apple stock... >> trying to work here, joey. >> go, go get some doughnuts and coffee. you have been dancing for five minutes. >> he is a character. >> now, looking at our live doppler 7 hd you can see the cloud cover is creating flight arrival dries at one hour and 39 minutes and you can find flight today we have temperatures close to average but outside, it is more humi
hearings into the nsa. this is amid a new washington post report that it violateds it own rules, snooping on thousands of americans. and they say congress needs to investigate. >>> it was back to school in moore, oklahoma. that city was devastated by an f-5 tornado. seven children were killed in two elementary schools where they were sheltering. on friday, parents brought them to the first day at a temporary school. >>> good baseball news, history at the little league world series, 13-year-old grant horman pitching a perfect game since the '86 rule went into effect. his team beat the michigan team 3-0. when i grow up, i would like to be grant holman. 6'4", he is. 6'4" at that age. >> is that fair to let him play. >> it's baseball, nobody said fair. >> congratulations to them. >>> we to want start with the excessive heat warning in phoenix for this weekend. parts of arizona not only hot during the day, but during the night. much more pleasant by the coast, los angeles, 82, san francisco, 69. that heat spreads to the east, and minneapolis and chicago, who have been cool far few weeks are go
surveillance program? the widening scope of the n.s.a. just ahead. >> live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> 5:59. sheriff deputies move in to end a protest at san francisco city hall. the hot button issue leading to the citations. >> a massive wildfire is burning out of control near yosemite national park impacting popular camps owned by bay area cities. >> we have new detail on the opening ceremony for the eastern span of the bay bridge and a prominent california dick aniary will not attend and we have the reason why ahead. >> thank you for being here as we hit midweek. >> we want to get our first check on the weather as you head out the door. >> an update on what is going on. that is where our high fire danger continues extended to 3:00 tomorrow morning. so 21 more hours of high fire danger in the north bay. here is what is happening with live doppler 7 hd from the morning commute everything is quiet. we have the clouds rolling in and expecting delays at sfo. a great start. 60 at 7:00. partly cloudy at noon and 66 and breezy by 4:00. inland we have mostly clouds, rol
this morning on n.s.a. leaker edward snowden's journey to asylum. a respected russian newspaper says edward snowden spent two days in the russian consulate in hong kong before trying to get to latin america. he flew to now in june with plans to go on to cue because and bolivia. snowden never boarded the plight to cuba. if the report is true it suggests greater russian involvement in hissests to escape justice in america than the russian government acknowledged. >> ahead, the dole apple could be about to dangle in your face to get you to by a new iphone. >> president's testimony release ed, ford talking about the woman who tried to assassinate him. >> what is leading to the supersizing of american homes and a community that is part of >> attention iphone users, apple could pay you for your old phone. a website quotes sources as saying the company will launch a trade in program allowing owners of older iphones to upgrade to newer models at a discount. you have to be eligible for an upgrade but you can get up to $250 for a new phone. the site reports that the program is already available and h
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